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Nov 25, 2019
8:43PM

IAF growing steadily to become strategic aerospace power: Defence Minister

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said the Indian Air Force, IAF, is growing steadily to become a truly strategic aerospace power.

Addressing the second bi-annual IAF Commanders’ Conference in New Delhi today, he appreciated the IAF’s efforts to seize new opportunities for indigenous weapon design and development.

Mr Singh also praised the IAF for its professionalism and lauded all air warriors and their families for giving the country the most competent and combat worthy force.

Minister of State for Defense Shripad Yesso Naik, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria along with other senior officials were present at the conference.

Our correspondent reports that two-day Commanders’ Conference will conclude tomorrow, wherein discussions will take place on joint operations, anti-drone operations, countering asymmetric warfare and further strengthening  IAF precision targeting, cyber and information warfare capability.  

Issues pertaining to indigenisation, streamlining procurement of equipment, strengthening training and optimisation of the HR policies would also be discussed during the conference.


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